Essay: Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness

Modern technology has increased material wealth, but not happiness

We live in the age of technology. We commute by automobiles and airplanes and communicate by emails and mobiles. The media and the Internet provide us the latest information from all over the world. Movies filled with hi-tech special effects entertain us. Air conditioners and room heaters keep our life comfortable despite climatic inconveniences. Technology has changed almost every of our lives. Of course, technology may have concerns about the pollution and environmental problems. But overall most people feel that technology has benefited us immensely. Therefore let us go deeper to analyze that modern technology has increase material wealth, but not happiness on our society:

Firstly, modern technology makes people's life boring, after working time people often sitting by their computer to play games or reading some information on internet. That means they do not refresh their mind and by accident they turn their own into slave of modern technology. It can make life better but it can cause you disease or stressed also.

Second, modern technology has improved communication technology between cultures. With modern communication technology such as TVs, phones and computer, internet, you can see what people at the other end of the world is doing, but it can cause us some problem when speak through the phone a lot you will feel not better or headache cause by radioactive and your eye also have problem if you watch TV many hour in a day. And with a modern car, motor and airplane, we can travel to everywhere of the world. This will help us to know the other culture of the world, and you will learn to appreciate the cultural difference of people from different part of the earth. These vehicle make you easily, but actually many accident has happen every day by ridding car, motor…Example in Cambodia Traffic accident happen and 4.7 people die in accidents each day, according to a report by the Cambodian government and Handi cap International Belgium an NGO in Phnom Penh in (2009).

Third, modern technologies also make life easily by only controlled machine. Such as tractor, copy machine….It can make your work faster and easily, but sometime it can be error and your work will prohibit or damage. On the other hand, it will make you unhappy and pay with repairing it.

In conclusion, for the reasons above I think that modern technology can’t decide the happiness, it can provide people living standard but not happiness.

Comments 16 comments

haniya 2 years ago

Modern technology is very helpful to people and childrens

sisuri 2 years ago


sisuri 2 years ago

it is useful for us............ok.............................

oksana 2 years ago

You have a lot of mistakes in your essay check hem out and fix them.

sana... 2 years ago

Correct the mistakes in is must

shraddha 2 years ago

Very poor in framing a sentence..

shraddha 2 years ago

Very poor in framing a sentence..

nooor 2 years ago


mannat 21 months ago

there are a lot of mistakes in ur's alright but check it out and correct it. because modern technology is very useful for us.THANK'S

Rashim 4 months ago

It's very useful for debates

sanskriti 3 months ago

thanks it was very useful for my speech topic .

Anika Bhardwaj 3 months ago

I feel that modern technology has made us their slaves as the paragraph said.

And it helped me a lot in my school speech.

Vasishta vardhan reddy nandipati 3 months ago

It's the best essay on "modern technology has increased our wealth but not happiness ",nut you have some spellingmistakes in your essay.

Thank you

Have a nice day

Vasishta vardhan reddy nandipati 3 months ago

It helped me a lot in my school speech topic


Aasritha 3 months ago

This essay is very useful for me but there are few mistakes

Asmita 2 months ago

This essay is to the point and was very helpful in the debate competition I recently had

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